Summer House built in adjoining garden

Summer House built in adjoining garden

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hi There
My neighbour ,whose garden adjoins my back garden .has built a summer house next to my fence line (approx 1.5 mtrs away) I think the height is probably permissible (approx 12 feet}
But he has added a stainless steel chimney flue standing some 2 mtrs high on top of the building at a point nearest to my fence (Diameter approx 18 inches with two supporting arms)
Very ugly and within approx 7 mtrs of my rear windows.
Can you please tell me if I have to live with this ?

Many Thanks
Question Posted By – Robert Stainsby In Area – East Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission05-13-2014

    HI Robert.

    The planning regulations Class 3A.—(1) states,

    The provision within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse of a building for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of that dwellinghouse or the alteration, maintenance or improvement of such a building.

    This type of development is NOT permitted if,

    Any part of the development would exceed 4 metres in height;

    Any part of the development within 1 metre of the boundary of the curtilage of the
    dwellinghouse would exceed 2.5 metres in height;

    Other conditions apply outwith heights.

    From a planning point it sounds like the flue would just fall within the permitted.

    I would note that where you have solid fuel appliances in a garden room/summer house there is a requirement to apply for a building warrant. You can check if this was applied for on the council website.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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